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Biomedical Engineering

Addressing Tomorrow's Emerging Healthcare Problems

Bridging the Gap Between Traditional Medicine and Technology

Virginia Tech offers an undergraduate degree program in biomedical engineering as well as a minor program of study.

With the nation’s demand for health-related services, products, and professionals expected to skyrocket over the next decade, Virginia Tech biomedical engineering students will be uniquely trained to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and the technology needed to address emerging and complex health care problems. 

Our program emphasizes technology transfer, engineering fundamentals, and hands-on learning opportunities. Students will have access to undergraduate research alongside program faculty, internships and clinical rotations, and innovative entrepreneurial training. 

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B.S. Program in Biomedical Engineering

Virginia Tech’s new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program in biomedical engineering has been approved for limited enrollment during its first several years of roll-out. For the final year of limited enrollment (students entering 2023-2024 academic year), we will not require an additional application process. We will be transitioning to the requirements specified of all other degree granting programs in the College of Engineering. Please note that while on limited enrollment, BME does NOT adhere to the 3.00 guarantee. More information on the Change of Major process and requirements can be found on the Department of Engineering Education website.

To be considered for the BME program, students admitted as first-year students must complete the requirements and the Change of Major application on Hokie Spa at the end of the spring semester of their first year. Students admitted as transfer students are reviewed for consideration during the summer prior to their first year at Virginia Tech.


The Virginia Tech Undergraduate Course Catalog provides an overview of the program and includes information about courses offered.